Treatment of War Wounds and Fractures, with Special Reference to the Closed Method as used in the War in Spain.

TRUETA Josep (1939.)


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Illustrations. With a Foreword by Ernest W. Hey Groves. Second Impression. Small 8vo., dark blue cloth, with the original dust-jacket. London, Hamish Hamilton Medical Books

Important text on the treatment of war wounds derived from Trueta's experiences as Chief Surgeon of the largest hospital in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. Trueta, a Catalan Nationalist, was forced into exile in Britain following the war where he assisted in establishing emergency medical services, Acting Surgeon-in-Charge, Accident Service, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, 1942-1944. The application of the methods propounded in the present work was to save many lives during WWII. He was Nuffield Professor of Orthopædic Surgery at the University of Oxford from 1949 until 1966 when he retired and returned to Barcelona.

Provenance: Lieutenant-Colonel T. S. Novis (1874-1962), Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, served with the Indian Medical Service from 1897 until 1927, during which he published prolifically in medical journals and became Professor of Surgery and Senior Surgeon at the Grant Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Group of Hospitals, Bombay (pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper).

A very good copy, dust-jacket a little scuffed, small closed tear to the spine.

Stock Code: 89609

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